In the Philippines, regions (Tagalog: rehiyon) are administrative divisions that serve primarily to organize the provinces (lalawigan) of the country for administrative convenience. Most government offices are established by region instead of individual provincial offices, usually (but not always) in the city that is the regional center.
List of regions[change | change source]
The Philippines has 17 administrative regions. Fourteen of these regions are designated with numbers corresponding to their geographic location in order from north to south. The National Capital Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, and Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao do not have numerical designations.
The regions CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and SOCCSKSARGEN are written with upper case characters because they are acronyms that stand for their component provinces or cities. CALABARZON stands for CAvite, LAguna, BAtangas, Rizal and QueZON; MIMAROPA stands for Occidental and Oriental MIndoro, MArinduque, ROmblon and PAlawan; and SOCCSKSARGEN stands for SOuth Cotabato, Cotabato, Sultan Kudarat, SARangani and GENeral Santos.
|Island group: Luzon|
|Regional center||Provinces||Area (km2)||Population
|National Capital Region
|San Fernando, La Union||12,840||4,748,372||369.8|
|San Fernando, Pampanga||21,470||10,137,737||472.2|
|Island group: Visayas|
|Island group: Mindanao|
|Cagayan de Oro||17,125||4,297,323||250.9|
References[change | change source]
- "NSCB ActiveStats - List of Regions". National Statistical Coordination Board - NSCB. Archived from the original on 27 October 2008. Retrieved 15 November 2013.
- A highly urbanized city, one class of cities in the Philippines, independent from any province.
- An independent component city, one class of cities in the Philippines that do not depend of any provincial government.
- A component city, part of the province of Basilan, but whose regional services are provided by the offices of Region IX.